Grants open for Community groups making a difference

COMMUNITY groups needing funds for a community-based project, event or activity can apply for funding via the Sunshine Coast Council’s Community Grants Program with applications open until May 2.  

Community Portfolio Councillor David Law said not-for-profit groups could apply for a Minor Grant to support one-off projects and programs. 

“Groups can apply for a Minor Grant of up to $2000 to help fund projects with broad community benefit,” Cr Law said. 

“The program aims to acknowledge and strengthen the valuable contribution community groups and their volunteers make towards achieving our shared goal: a strong community. 

“Applications are now open and close on May 2.” 

One of last year’s minor grants supported hall hire costs, marketing and resource printing for a senior LGBTI community forum at Buderim Memorial Hall.  

The Sunshine Coast LGBTI Community Ageing Network planned the event, which informed, educated and empowered their community on the importance of keeping healthy, maintaining social connection and planning for the senior stage of life. 

Sunshine Coast LGBTI Community Ageing Network Co-Chairperson Jennifer Sargent said the group was extremely thankful for the Minor Grant which helped them bring the forum to the community. 

“I encourage other community groups to apply for funding to help bring your events to life!” 

Minor Grant applications can be submitted in one of six categories:  

*Community Development 

*Community Facilities 

*Creative Development 

*Cultural Heritage 

*Economic Development 

*Sport and Recreation. 

Visit for more information and to start an application online. 

The round opens on March 27 and closes on May 2. Notifications are anticipated mid-June.  

Community groups organising Christmas, New Year, Australia Day, ANZAC Day or Remembrance Day community events can apply online for a Festive and Commemorative Events Grant year-round.  

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